How Nonfiction Overruns my Life

I always find myself reading way too many nonfiction books at a time. This is likely because I have a difficult time finishing nonfiction books. They don’t exactly pull you in the way fiction does—at least not the books I read. My choices are based on subjects I want to learn about, and my brain only wants to learn for short bursts at a time.

I partially blame my husband for my lack of focus. He takes in trivial and nontrivial information all the time. He could live on Wikipedia for weeks and never get bored. Consequently, he has a steady stream of topics for me to ponder. Some go in one ear and out the other; others get stuck.

Of course, I also get myself into trouble. For instance, I’m always thinking about elements of various folklore, religious traditions, history, etc., that would be just so perfect to put into a book. Plus, my attention span has never been long.

So here is the list of the 10 most recent nonfiction books I’ve picked up (if I listed all the books I’ve dabbled in, this would be a really long blog post!). I’m also leaving off the copious amount of websites I visit, although I can usually finish reading a web page.

  1. Autobiography of a Yogi
  2. Shamanic Reiki
  3. Secrets of the Talking Jaguar
  4. The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga
  5. Maya Atlas
  6. Healing Pain
  7. Self-editing for Fiction Writers
  8. Tarot for Dummies
  9. The Lost Gods of England
  10. The Everything Zen Book (I realize this is a series name, yet it always make me think of that band Bush.)